The Enhanced Harness Research Project  

The Dept of Bioengineering, Imperial College, London



To produce a set of guidelines that will enable designers and manufacturers to continue improving safety, comfort and functionality of fall arrest systems used in rock climbing



To establish the characteristics of the interaction between the climber and the fall arrest system using the latest biomechanical analysis.


Research Team:


Anthony Bull,            Professor of Musculoskeletal Mechanics. Head of the Department of Bioengineering


Spyros Masouros    Lecturer in Trauma Biomechanics  Imperial College


Adam Ouzeri           MSc Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College


Michael Yang          MSc Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College


Heidi  Liu                 MSc Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College


Project Manager


David Bruton           Instructor Iota Climbing. Project Manager


Technical Adviser


Paulo Fubini            Chief Instructor        Arrampica Ltd




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